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New Release of SmartDraw 2007 Announced
January 25, 2007

SmartDraw.com, creator of SmartDraw®, the world’s most popular business graphics software, has announced an update to SmartDraw 2007 (release 8.1), bringing major feature enhancements and Tablet PC readiness to its award winning program. According to the company, with SmartDraw, anyone can create professional-quality business graphics such as flowcharts, organizational charts, Gantt charts, timelines, floor plans and more in minutes – no experience or training required.

“We are consistently improving SmartDraw to exceed the needs of our customers, and the new release includes major enhancements for flowcharting and mind mapping, along with vastly improved graphic capabilities. Also, for the first time SmartDraw is now available for use on a Tablet PC, and it works with Vista, Windows XP and 2000,” stated SmartDraw.com chief executive and founder Paul Stannard.

Flowcharting is now even easier with SmartDraw’s unique “auto-insert” feature. Connector lines automatically redraw themselves when objects are inserted or deleted within the chart, saving time and boosting productivity. The new Mind Mapping SmartPanelTM command set encourages “organized brainstorming” – allowing users to add details and ideas to their mind maps with a click of a mouse. “Once you’ve developed your mind map, you can take planning further with Gantt charts, timelines and calendars – all with the same product, SmartDraw 2007,” said Stannard.

Graphics have been greatly improved and users can now set any color to be partially transparent to create new effects and perfect Venn diagrams. SmartDraw’s graphic libraries are fully customizable and have been expanded with new calendars, templates and examples, together with additional images from Lippincott for the SmartDraw Healthcare Edition.

The new release of SmartDraw 2007 is the Company’s first Tablet PC-enabled version, allowing users to take notes and create high quality graphics on the go. “Other Tablet PC graphics programs require drawing by hand with the stylus. SmartDraw is the first program to offer true professional-quality graphics, combined with a hand-drawn ink layer for quick notes and annotation. A tablet user can create a floor plan (or any other graphic) with SmartDraw more quickly and accurately than hand drawing it, and with a much higher quality result,” stated Stannard.

A free trial is available at: www.smartdraw.com and includes both online and telephone technical support.


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